The City: Top to Bottom


thursday, dec. 1 World AIDS Day: Bar AIDS San Diego Join Bar AIDS San Diego and “raise your glass” to the end of new HIV infections in San Diego County. On this day, participating bars, nightclubs, coffee shops, and juice bars will be donating 25% or more of the day’s earnings to the San Diego […]

There is power in your word


As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! There is power in your words! We certainly know that words are powerful and make a […]

Three thoughts pondered

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In past years for this column, I’ve written about the first Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), and how the day came into being. I’ve also written about how Marti Abernathey maintains the current, official, list of the names of the dead. I came out in February of 2003. For several years I participated in organizing […]

The election and real estate


After 18 long and agonizing months, the presidential election is finally over. For this alone we can rejoice, although half of the electorate is unhappy. It is interesting to prognosticate on what effects the ultimate decision will have on so many things, including our favorite topic, real estate. Of course, this is all speculation, as […]

Protect the things you are thankful for


When President Obama campaigned for Secretary Clinton, he would rattle off reasons that Donald Trump was “temperamentally unfit” to be president. When the crowd hissed their disapproval of Trump, Obama said “Don’t boo. Vote.” He knew that actions are more powerful than words as agents of change. (This is not always easy for a writer […]

National tour of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ debuts in San Diego


Euan Morton talks about his role as the genderqueer Hedwig Robinson Hedwig and the Angry Inch became a cult hit back in 1998 when it premiered Off Broadway with James Cameron Mitchell playing the title role. Mitchell also wrote the show’s story, with music and lyrics written by Stephen Trask. Its successful Off Broadway run […]

Your community apologizes, Police Officer Garcia

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It is a very difficult life to be transgender … dealing with the reality that you were born in the wrong body. The cold hard facts are that not only do a vast majority of Americans not understand our transgender brothers and sisters, sadly many gays, lesbians and bisexuals do not and many do not […]

A time for thanks


Thanksgiving Day 2016. Well, so much for the prediction the Trumpites would protest in the streets if Hillary won and how awful and un-American that would be. The entrails seem to have been mis-read. Obviously, my advice to vote, at least, for the senate was ignored. I suggest you ask all who complain if they […]

Q&A with Rev. Shane Harris: Our greatest new ally?


Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. Before delivering stirring remarks two Sundays ago to a large group of LGBT San Diegans about the need for unity and alliance among America’s minority communities, Rev. Shane Harris, president of National Action Network’s […]

Group casts overwhelming no-confidence vote against Pride board


Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. Months of discord between San Diego LGBT Pride and a significant number of local LGBT community members operating under the auspices of Save S.D. Pride (formerly San Diego Pride Community Negotiating Committee) was further […]

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